The newest version of Game:IT has moved from using Game Maker software to Construct 2 by Scirra. Before you purchase this course check below to make sure your technology can suppor this course. For more detailed questions about the technology email the STEM Fuse development team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a game development course make sure you have access to a computer lab. While building the games isn't required to have internet access there are various other activities thoughout the course that require students to complete actions on the internet. Having the availability to internet will make this course easier to teach and more enjoyable for the students.
With the move to Construct 2 we have dropped temporary support for Mac users. Scirra, the company behind Construct 2, hasn't yet developed a Mac version of Construct 2. For all Mac schools, we still will be offering Game Maker Lite for Mac. If this is your school please contact Customer Service at email@example.com for more information on how to receive the curricululm and what steps need to be taken to get the software running on your computer systems.
FOR WINDOWS USERS
Construct 2, the game engine, can be download directly on the Scirra website by visiting https://www.scirra.com/construct2. Unlike other game engines, Construct 2 can be installed over a networked and doesn't have to be installed on a computer by computer basis. For more information on the options for downloading the software see the Downloading Construct presentation in the course materials. Also, you can read about the downloading options directly on the Construst 2 site by visiting https://www.scirra.com/manual/4/installing-construct-2.
When downloading Construct 2 make sure to use the latest stable release. Scirra is constantly improving its software and there may be mulitple releases within a short time period. The curriculum used in the course will work with mulitple versions of Construct. To ensure you get the latest stable version just use the download button on https://www.scirra.com/construct2 page (green button). Construct 2 does also professional addtions to the software, but to run the course you will only need the free version. If you wish to purchase a professional addtion contact STEM Fuse for more information.
Recommended System Requirements for Construct 2:
Windows XP or newer
1 GHz Processor
HTML5 compatible browser (Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera)
Updated graphics card
Screen resolution of 1024×600
For a full list of requirements visit https://www.scirra.com/manual/6/system-requirements
FOR MAC USERS
Again, Construct 2 DOESN'T have a Mac version currently available. If your school currently runs Mac operating systems you will have to download Game Maker Lite for Mac. This curriculum will continue to receive support until Construct 2 is available on the Mac platform. Contact your Client Service Rep or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the Installer file for Game Maker Lite for Mac.
Game Maker Lite for Mac System Requirements:
Intel Mac, running Mac OS Leopard v10.5 or Snow Leopard v10.6.